About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives and a website editor. He is a specialist in American History, with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Eastern Michigan University. He writes our website's weekly Retrospective feature, and is directing the program of digitally converting the magazine's 190 years of issues.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Conformity: The Ladies’ Model

Conformity weighed most heavily on women in the late 1950s. The list of social expectations that seemed to grow continually, yet offer no new... More

War, Work, and Women

Life on the home front offered many American women rare work experience, and an unexpected education.... More

Family Life in Wartime

A mother of three details the nearly overwhelming task of keeping her family well-fed and healthy on $2,000 a year.... More

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